Jeff has written and edited astronomy stories for more than three decades. These days he focuses primarily on books, but his articles have appeared in such outlets as Sky & Telescope, Nature, New Scientist and Communications of the ACM. In his former lives he served as editor-in-chief of StarDate magazine, managing editor of Astronomy magazine, and as a skywatching columnist for SPACE.com.
His 2007 book, The Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies: A Chronicle and Observer’s Guide (with Dennis Webb), was adapted for a 2009 exhibit at the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. The show featured 30 full-color images of interacting galaxies along with astronomy-themed original art. See photos from the exhibit here.
Jeff is a recipient of the Klumpke-Roberts Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, shared with Richard Berry and the rest of the Astronomy magazine staff.